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College Buys Hospitality House
Once filled with tourists taking some time off, the Hospitality House
located near the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, will
now be occupied by students taking classes. The college recently purchased
the hotel from the company 1859 Historic Hotels for $21 million and is
currently renovating it. This purchase allowed the college to eliminate their
waitlist for housing and provides them swing space for when renovations
begin on their residence halls. Their plan is to have the hotel ready
for students starting the coming semester, so time will be tight for the
preparations.
“Students have contracted for the rooms knowing they will be living
in them ‘as is,’” says Deb Boykin, associate vice president for student
affairs (campus living) and director of residence life. “The furniture that is
currently in the room is what will be there when they occupy the space. So,
if the room had a king-sized bed, then the room will be used as a single and
the student will have the king-sized bed; if it had two beds (fulls or queens),
then the room will be used as a double. Tables, chairs, and art work will
remain in the rooms, but we will be removing the T.V.s, coffee makers,
irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, phones, clock radios, and all linens. We
will be adding desks and desk chairs to the double rooms and wardrobes
as needed. Converting all the exterior doors and elevators to the university
ID access system is a priority. This will include setting up a laundry room
where students can pay with their IDs.”
While the hotel will function solely as a residence hall the first year,
William & Mary is considering other possible uses in the future. “The
property sits on 3.6 acres, just steps from campus, and includes 318
rooms, 20,000 square feet in conference space, two restaurants, and 370
parking spaces, including a 308-space parking garage,” Boykin says. “A
working group will meet during the 2013-14 academic year to determine
other possible uses of the space: meeting rooms for student groups and
university events, food services, conference services, etc.”
— Brent Hankins

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Talking Stick - July/August 2013
Contents
New Member Highlight
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Res Life
Business Operations
Facilities
Calendar
Common Space for the Common Good
Marketing the Residential Experience
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
New Members
Snapshot
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Cover2
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 1
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 2
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Contents
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - New Member Highlight
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 5
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Vision
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 7
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Just In
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 10
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - 12
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Your ACUHO-I
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Transitions
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Res Life
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Business Operations
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Facilities
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Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Calendar
Talking Stick - July/August 2013 - Common Space for the Common Good
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